Australia win series 4-1

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Australia win series 4-1


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Australia finished the series in a high as they won the fifth match of the seires on the back of a 284 run partnership between the openers Travis Head and David Warner. Australia won the 5 match series 4-1.

Warner scored 179(128) and Head scored 128(137) and added 284 runs for the first wicket. Australia finished on 369/7 from 50 overs with James Faulkner(18) the next top scorer. Junaid Khan and Hasan Ali shared 2 wickets each for Pakistan. Hasan Ali was the most expensive bowler for Pakistan as he conceeded 100 runs in his 9 overs with the economy of 11.11.

In reply, Pakistan lost Azhar Ali early for just 6 runs. Partnership between Sharjeel Khan(79) and Babar Azam(100) provided some hopes for Pakistan. But losing wickets in regular interval never helped Pakistan as they ended up 312/10 from 49.1 overs. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers for Australia with the figures of 42/4 from 9.1 overs. 2 wickets for Cummins while one wicket each for Hazlewood, Faulkner and Zampa.

David Warner was judged both Man of the Match and Player of the Series for his consistency with the bat at the top of the order.